Welcome to Just Move It

Just Move It is a North American campaign to promote physical activity for Indigenous Peoples.

Use this website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.

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  Ghastly Ghoul Walk

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  Just Move It

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  Family Fun

Story: Just Move It Dokis First Nation Track & Field Day

Nov 21, 2014 1:47 PM
Contributed by:  Dokis First Nation Just Move It day

On October 29th the Dokis Health Centre held a celebration of our NAIG (North American Indigenous Games) participants Trena Restoule and Grace Racicot by showcasing them in the Just Move It event which was held across North America.  Even though it was a rainy day with some sun and clouds it didn’t deter our participants young and seniors.  We were protected from the rain at the Robert Restoule Memorial Athletic Facility.  
Bernadette Restoule, Sandra Dokis and Sharon Goulais welcomed our community, volunteers and Grace Racicot’s family and Trena’s track coach, Mr. Lachance from Northern Secondary School.  Mr. Lachance spoke about how one gets prepared to get into track and field competition.  It’s a lot of hard work to get your body in proper form and many hours of training on your own.  You really have to have discipline and focus to compete.  
Mr. Lachance got Trena and Grace to demonstrate proper form and warm ups.  Then we all got to warm up with the A B and C’s which both athletes needed to do before their events of high jump, long jump and running in the 100 – 200 meters and 400 meter relay races.  Everyone did the warm ups before they all participated in different events -  jumping into the high jump mat, shot put throw, javelin throw, and running. 
In the afternoon, we all met at the Dokis Complex to do indoor events of bean bag throws, 4 by 1 relay race (which everyone really liked) and finishing with the parachute game.  This consisted of bouncing a beach ball on a parachute with participants holding the edges and pulling in unison to keep the ball in.  We had 2 parachutes which had 10-15 people play.  25 individuals young and senior participated.  Smiles and laughter filled the day.
We ended the JMI Track & Field day event for our NAIG participants:  Trena Restoule and Grace Racicot with a dinner.  The community enjoyed a roast beef with the fixings and a beautiful congratulatory cake and fruit.  Both Trena and Grace spoke of their events with passion and pride representing our community of Dokis First Nation, our province of Ontario and our country, Canada.


Activity Report: Fall Walk

Nov 17, 2014 6:59 AM
Contributed by:  JUST MOVE IT ONEIDA

Seventy-one Oneida Community Members came out to our Fall Walk Event at the Oneida Nation Elementary School on Saturday, November 15th.  They participated in a 1-3 mile walk of their choice inside or outside.  The youth participated in kid's activities.  There was free health screening and a light lunch available to all participants as well.

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Story: Supporting Just Move It Day

Oct 29, 2014 8:06 PM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - CA

Supporting the 12th annual Just Move It Day was easy as ....... #1) Sending an email to all staff at 8:30AM letting everyone know it is Just Move It Day. That everyone could support Just Move It by putting on walking or running shoes, getting some physical activity, and sending in a picture of being active. #2) Save the pictures sent in from across the state. #3) Mix in an office fire drill giving 40 individuals the added opportunity of walking down seven flights of stairs and up two. #4) Create a collage with the images shared and post it on www.justmoveit in support of this long standing physical activity campaign.

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Activity Report: JMIO Spooktacular Walk

Oct 27, 2014 8:11 AM
Contributed by:  JUST MOVE IT ONEIDA

275 Oneida Community Members came out for our JMIO Spooktacular Walk Event on Saturday, October 25th.  Participants dressed up in costumes and trick or treated their way around the walk route.  They could also particpate in free health screening and pumpkin decorating.  It was a great activity for thewhole family!

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